University of West London

Course Introduction

With more than one million individuals in the UK estimated to be living with dementia by 2025, there is an urgent need for solutions that help people live well with the condition.

This course will equip students with a unique range of skills and experiences providing sought'after expertise to work flexibly and effectively with people living with dementia. You will gain specialist skills enabling you to lead in the field of dementia care.

If you would be interested in the use of co'creation for research and development, working with artists and designers alongside scientists to help people with dementia and their carers then this course is for you.

The Dementia Care Centre is a transdiscplinary training provider and benefits from input from a range of staff from across UWL, including psychology, nursing, hospitality, design and music. The Centre will offer expertise in transdisciplinary approaches to dementia care and opportunities to get involved in innovative projects and placements at progressive care homes. Through this course you can develop innovative solutions and design unique settings and services to help people with dementia.

On this course you will explore contemporary thinking while investigating and analysing current dementia care and services to build an evidence base for best practice. Our aim is to create ambitious, innovative and evidence'based solutions of high quality and high aesthetic value that make lives better for people with dementia. We seek to empower you to be a leader in best dementia care practice and service management.

This course is run by the School of Human and Social Sciences to provide you with both the high'quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.

The staff team within the school are committed to providing an engaging and exciting learning experience in all areas of study, and the level of student support is outstanding.

Your postgraduate qualification can take you anywhere, but some of the most popular paths for graduates include direct management of dementia care and delivery.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • You would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or equivalent, in any subject.
  • Subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS check).